Business Administration


The Associate in business administration degree is designed to prepare students for entry into business with a broad understanding of the various business activities and their interrelationships. The program offers a foundation of business knowledge and competencies as well as technical, managerial, communication and leadership skills equipping them to meet contemporary needs of the business and community they will serve as professionals.

The Associate in business administration program requires 22 credit hours of general education, 38 credit hours in business courses for a total of 60 credit hours. Courses in this degree program serve as an excellent beginning for students who plan to seek any major in the Bachelor of Science in business administration degree program.

The Experience

Our Trine University faculty have experience from all over the world in their professional areas of expertise and brings real-life experience into their academic teaching. Our faculty come from various walks of life as entrepreneurs, officers within financial institutions, Certified Public Accountants, lawyers, engineers, teachers and leaders of corporations and for-profit and non-profit organizations.

The Results

Global Business Accreditation

This versatile major allows our graduates to work in a variety of industries such as real estate, office manager, sales, and administrative professional. Most business organizations have entry level positions well-suited for an Associate in business administration graduate.

General Education Requirements - 22 credit hours

ENG 133 Technical Communication or ENG 143 College Composition
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
SP 203 Effective Speaking
Humanities Elective  - 3 credit hours
ECO 213 Microeconomics
 or ECO 223 Macroeconomics
MA 113 College Algebra
Science Elective - 3 credit hours
Mathematics or Science Elective - 1 credit hour

Program Requirements - 30 credit hours

AC 203 Accounting I
AC 213 Accounting II
BA 123 Business Concepts
LAW 203 Business Law and Ethics
MK 203 Marketing
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior
Electives  (AC, BA, ECO, ENT, FIN, LAW, LDR, MGT, or MK) - 12 credit hours

Additional Requirements - 8 credit hours

BA 101 University Experience or BA 102 University Experience
  or UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation
BA 201 Professional Development and Strategies
COM 213 Business Communication
  or BA 113 Business Computer Applications
  or PSY 113 Psychology - 6 of the 9 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

Program Information


Associate in Business Administration


60 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN